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[audio]Jim Hightower speaks out on progressive politics - sgl
The Progressive Radio Show's Matt Rothschild interviews Jim Hightower Jim Hightower is an American syndicated columnist, populist activist and author. This is 29 minutes. -------- From npr on March 9, 2010 On Planet Money: We Bought A Toxic Asset! Remember toxic assets? Those insanely complicated bonds that almost brought down the financial system? We bought one. This is about 31 minutes. ------------ Return to the Abyss with Nouriel Roubini from 2010-05-14 Roubini talks about the current global...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Matt Rothschild; Jim Hightower; Planet Money; Nouriel Roubini; Marco Werman; Stephen Kinzer; Mahandas K. Gandhi
Downloads: 45
[audio]Dark Conspiracies of the Gulf - sgl
Radio Ecoshock rates popular conspiracies. Also a rare radio interview with Dr. Jack Alpert. He is Research Director of the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory, where he investigates blind spots in the human mind. Jack supports population reduction. He explains why consumption could lead to more terrorism, and wonders if we are heading into a more violent age, as resources run out. Source: Dark Conspiracies of the Gulf from Radio Ecoshock Show on June 16, 2010 Scott Horton Interviews John ...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Dr. Jack Alpert; Gulf of Mexico; John Feffer; Islamic caliphate; realpolitik; Persian Gulf; Scott Horton; Nick Turse; U.S. military bases
Downloads: 46
[audio]Jim Hightower and Chris Floyd are interviewed - sgl
From Sunday, June 01, 2008, on Media Matter, Bob McChesney interviews Jim Hightower Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the new book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow. Hightower has spent three decades "battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks." --------- From Antiwar Radio, Chris Floyd interviewed by ...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Media Matters; Bob McChesney; Jim Hightower; Chris Floyd
Downloads: 21
[audio]Bob McChesney Interviews Max Blumenthal and Stuart Schulzke Interviews Naomi Klein - sgl
Sunday, November 15, 2009, Media Matters with Bob McChesney hosts Max Blumenthal Mr. Blumenthal discuss his book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party. ----------- On Dec. 17, 2009, Stuart Schulzke interviews Naomi Klein, journalist and author of The Shock Doctrine, on Hillary Clinton's surprise press conference at the COP15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. An excerpt from Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Media Matters; Bob McChesney; Max Blumenthal; Stuart Schulzke; Naomi Klein; Elizabeth Kolbert; Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Downloads: 41
[audio]How Conservatives Rule - sgl
From Media Matters on August 10, 2008 Thomas Frank, author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule Thomas Frank is an American author, journalist. With his writing, he explores the rhetoric and impact of the 'Culture Wars' in American political life, and the relationship between politics and culture in the United States. -------- Scott Horton Interviews Tomas Young on March 19th, 2009 Tomas Young is the subject of Body of War, a documentary film by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Thomas Frank; Media Matters; Scott Horton; Tomas Young; Phil Donahue; Ellen Spiro; Body of War; How Conservatives Rule
Downloads: 26
[audio]David Dionisi and Teach Peace - sgl
David Dionisi and the Teach Peace Foundation from Oct 15, 2007 From Oct 15, 2007, David Dionisi is a former military intelligence officer, corporate officer, and international volunteer. He is also the author of a book on U.S. foreign policy, American Hiroshima, and the founder of the Teach Peace Foundation. In this interview, which was broadcasted on cable television in the San Francisco bay area, Mel Van Dusen asks David Dionisi about his perspective on 9/11 and his work on strengthening Ameri...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; David Dionisi; Teach Peace Foundation; Jeffrey Callison; Scott Horton; Chris Hedges; Dana Milbank; Homo Politicus
Downloads: 29
[audio]The future of the fossil fuel industry - sgl
Joe Romm says it is "morally unconscionable" for the fossil fuel industry, and their allies in Congress, to stand in the way of action on climate change. Romm's a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former U.S. Department of Energy official. This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco at The Commonwealth Club on July 19, 2010 Source: http://audio.commonwealthclub.org/audio/podcast/climateone.xml Scott Horton Interviews Juan Cole on November 17, 2010 J...
Keywords: Joe Romm; Center for American Progress; fossil fuel industry; The Commonwealth Club; Scott Horton; Juan Cole; Nouri al-Maliki; Iraq; Moqtada al-Sadr; Engaging the Muslim World
Downloads: 56
[audio]The Betrayal of American Values - sgl
Conversations With History: The Rumsfeld Memo and the Betrayal of American Values First Air: 1/12/2009 on UCTV Host Harry Kreisler welcomes international lawyer Philippe Sands for a discussion of Bush administration policies regarding international law. Sands concludes that war crimes may have been committed after 9/11 and that key players in the Bush administration are subject to charges not only in the court of world opinion but also in tribunals invoking universal jurisdiction...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; UCTV; Harry Kreisler; Philippe Sands; war crimes; Charles Goyette; Phil Donahue; Body of War; Iraqi war
Downloads: 26
[audio]The Cost to Civilians of Armed Conflict - sgl
Armed Conflict: The Cost to Civilians with Ambassador Jan Eliasson First Aired: 4/20/2009 on UCTV 59 minutes Reflecting on his service as the UN Special Envoy to Darfur and other high profile diplomatic assignments, Ambassador Jan Eliasson of Sweden details the effect of armed conflict on civilians and suggests ways to protect civilians from the horrible consequences of war. -------------------- Scott Horton Interviews Pepe Escobar on March 27th, 2009 Pepe Escobar discusses how the U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Ambassador Jan Eliasson; Scott Horton; Pepe Escobar
Downloads: 34
[audio]Bill McKibben says only you can prevent climate change - sgl
This program features Bill McKibben, leading environmental writer and activist recorded by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on May 6, 2009. Bill McKibben talks about how climate science and climate politics are quickly evolving and how we now have a much more specific idea both of the perils we face and the steps necessary to solve it. The entire talk is 93 minutes. Also is an excerpt from the movie "Good Night, Good Luck"...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Bill McKibben; Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Downloads: 28
[audio]Climate Change is Changing the Oceans - sgl
Ocean scientists find the effects of climate change in the world's oceans. From acidification and warming temperatures to sea-level rise and sea-ice loss, Ira Flatow and guests explore how the oceans are changing. Source: Changing Climate Means Changing Oceans Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist for IPS News. He discusses the acceptance of the false Iraq War narrative...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Climate Change; acidification; sea-level rise; sea-ice loss; Ira Flatow; Scott Horton; Gareth Porter; Iraq War; Riz Khan; Al Jazeera English; overweight; starving
Downloads: 28
[audio]Two peace activist talk to Peter B. Collins - sgl
Super peace activist and author David Swanson talks about his latest book, "War Is a Lie". They talk about bi-partisan war crimes. After that Rev. Susan B. Thistlethwaite on her new book, "Dreaming of Eden: American Religion and Politics in a Wired World." She is ordained minister of the United Church of Christ since 1974 and a deep thinker. They discuss the morals of war and torture. This is from December 10, 2010...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Peter B. Collins; David Swanson; Susan B. Thistlethwaite; War Is a Lie; Dreaming of Eden; peace activist; United Church of Christ
Downloads: 55
[audio]How Social Movements Win - sgl
Terrence McNally, journalist and radio host interviews Marshall Ganz-Power on social movements. During Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, he was the lead organizer of the grassroots for the former community organizer. Source: Q&A: Marshall Ganz-Power of Story in Social Movements Scott Horton Interviews Jeremy Scahill Jeremy Scahill discusses how Yemeni President Saleh convinced the Bush administration to send aid, supposedly to fight Al Qaeda, but instead used the money to eliminate his ...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Terrence McNally; Marshall Ganz-Power; social movements; Obama; Scott Horton; Jeremy Scahill; Saleh; Yemen; Al Qaeda; air strikes; anti-American militants; Bush
Downloads: 106
[audio]The Turning Point of American Empire? - sgl
Afghanistan Experts Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald talk to Peter B. Collins. They are the authors of the book "Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire" This broadcast was made before the murder of Bin Laden and is one part of the Peter B. Collins podcast. Source: Afghanistan Experts Gould & Fitzgerald; The Nationâs Blog on WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning by Peter B. Collins on April 1, 2011 Weapons of Mass Disruption Michael Schwartz, a sociology professor at Stony...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Afghanistan; Elizabeth Gould; Paul Fitzgerald; Peter B. Collins; Michael Schwartz; War Without End; Egyptian revolution; nonviolent disruption; Iraq War; Crossing Zero
Downloads: 43
[audio]Governor defends managing greenhouse gases, promoting green jobs and developing clean technology - sgl
From the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA on Sept. 24th, 2009 California's celebrity governor defends California efforts to managing greenhouse gases, promoting green jobs and developing clean technology and AB32. This is about 1 hour and 9 min. After that the down-to-earth guide to global warming for kids of all ages with music by Phillip Glass.
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Commonwealth Club; AB32; Phillip Glass; Schwarzenegger
Downloads: 26
[audio]Juan Cole and Dahr Jamail talk about the Middle East - sgl
Juan Cole was interviewed by Media Matters with Bob McChesney on March 01, 2009 As a commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, he has appeared in print and on television, and testified before the United States Senate. Scott Horton Interviews Dahr Jamail on April 13th, 2009 Dahr Jamail discusses the Iraqi governmentâs unwillingness to incorporate Sunni "Awakening Councils" into the regular army and forty years of U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Juan Cole; Scott Horton; Dahr Jamail; Bob McChesney
Downloads: 17
[audio]US Torture and Consequences? - sgl
From Bill Moyer's Journal of May 1st, 2009, US Torture and Consequences? Bill Moyers sits down with Bruce Fein, former deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan and chairman of the American Freedom Agenda, and Mark Danner, who has been reporting on the US treatment and interrogation of detainees for the New York Review of Books. Also on the program, the Journal profiles Steve Meacham, a Massachusetts community organizer fighting to keep working people in their homes...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Bill Moyer; Bruce Fein; Mark Danner; Steve Meacham; torture; Juan Cole; Scott Horton; anti-war radio; Iraq; anti-Islam; misinformation
Downloads: 41
[audio]Chris Hedges and Robert Baer talk about the Middle East - sgl
The Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, CA Nov 5th, 2008 Considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the Middle East, Robert Baer will explore the gap of information between what is going on in Iran and what Americans know. ------------- Charles Goyette Interviews Chris Hedges March 10th, 2008 Chris Hedges is a veteran war reporter and in this interview discusses the myth of the "surge" in Iraq, and the temporary bribing of the Sunni insurgency.
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Robert Baer; Charles Goyette; Chris Hedges; Iraq; Iran
Downloads: 92
[image]The Constitutional Crimes of President Bush and Obama - sgl
Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein visited Harvard Law School for a talk about America's lawless empire and the Constitutional crimes of Bush and Obama. Fein has been an important official for the Dept. of Justice. Ralph Nader is a famous consumer advocate. They talk about assassinations, presidential war powers, rule of law, impeachment and indefinite detention, war crimes, unconstitutional acts and more...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Bush; Obama; Fein; Nader; Constitution; empire; Dept. of Justice; assassinations; presidential war powers; rule of law; impeachment; indefinite detention; Scott Horton; John Cook; FBI; Organic Farmers’ Market; Crusty Punks; Anarchist Hangouts; terrorism
Downloads: 71
[audio]Explore the dark side of the United States' foreign policies - sgl
From October 16, 2009, explore the dark side of the United States' foreign policies when Bill Moyer talks with Mark Danner. From November 01, 2009, hear Scott Horton interview the other Scott Horton on how Dick Cheney tried to defend himself in the media and how Fox's 24 program has inspired torturers around the world. From October 07, 2009 Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, discusses how the U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Bill Moyer; Mark Danner; Scott Horton; Dick Cheney; Medea Benjamin; CODEPINK
Downloads: 29
[audio]Bill Moyers Interviews David Simon and Scott Horton Interviews Mark Danner - sgl
An excerpt from Bill Moyers Journal on April 17, 2009 From crime beat reporter for the BALTIMORE SUN to award-winning screenwriter of HBO's critically-acclaimed The Wire, David Simon talks with Bill Moyers about inner-city crime and politics, storytelling and the future of journalism today. ------ Scott Horton Interviews Mark Danner on March 18th, 2009 Mark Danner is Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and discusses the leaked torture report from the International ...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Bill Moyers; David Simon; Scott Horton; Mark Danner; Dick Cheney
Downloads: 47
[audio]Investigating our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal - sgl
From May 03, 2009, on Media Matters, Bob McChesney interviews Danny Schechter, the News Dissector Danny Schechter is a television producer, independent filmmaker, blogger, and media critic who writes and lectures about the media. ------ Scott Horton Interviews Guy Lawson on April 6th, 2009 Guy Lawson, author of the Rolling Stone article "The Making of a Narco State," he discusses Mexico's increasingly violent and destabilizing drug war.
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Danny Schechter; Bob McChesney; Scott Horton; Guy Lawson
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[image]How Climate Change Impacts the Economy and Health - sgl
Speakers talk about the likely effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. They discuss possible scientific and governmental solutions. Dan Ferber, Author Suzanne Jones, Co-Chairman Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance Merle Lefkoff, President Ars Publica Douglas Ray, Associate Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Larry Schweiger, President National Wildlife Federation Source: Climate Change, The Economy, and Health Music includes John McCutcheon - Duct T...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Climate Change; world economy; health; environment; Suzanne Jones; Merle Lefkoff; Douglas Ray; Larry Schweiger
Downloads: 37
[image]The Greatest Bank Robbery Ever with William K. Black - sgl
William Black explains crony capitalism, control fraud, Liars' Loans, fraud incentives, and how bank managers make fraud pay-off and let the public pay the bill. Source: Guns and Butter, for February 29, 2012 - 1:00pm Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter Gareth Porter, investigative journalist and historian talks about Lt. Col. Daniel Davis' efforts to inform the public on the terrible conditions in Afghanistan...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; William K. Black; crony capitalism; control fraud; Liars' Loans; fraud incentives; bank managers; fraud; Scott Horton; Gareth Porter; Lt. Col. Daniel Davis; Afghanistan; U.S; Israel; Iran; Netanyahu
Downloads: 94
[audio]Hear Al Gore and Dr. Pachauri joint Nobel Peace Prize Winner - sgl
The 300-350 Show: Dr Pachauri on livestock and climate change from September 11, 2008 Dr. Pachauri and Al Gore were joint Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Dr. Pachauri is Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation showed that beef and dairy farming was responsible for a massive 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than the entire global transport sector...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Al Gore; Dr. Pachauri; Field Notes from a Catastrophe; Elizabeth Kolbert
Downloads: 24
[audio]What did the west do to succeed? - sgl
The economist and historian Niall Ferguson argues that western civilization came to dominate the world by developing and using six concepts: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. As the rest of the world adopts these concepts, the less the west dominates it. Mr. Ferguson discusses the historic power of several western empires and their inevitable decline with author, reporter, and cultural critic Susan Jacoby...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Niall Ferguson; Susan Jacoby; Stephen Zunes; Scott Horton; Civilization; The West and the Rest; Arab Spring; Middle East; North African; dictators
Downloads: 111
[audio]An alternate history of the U.S. - sgl
Cindy Sheehan's first guest is Thaddeus Russell, he's an historian, cultural critic, and author of "A Renegade History of the United States." Cindy's next guest is Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, and he discusses the U.S. military intervention in Libya. His biggest objection is that the entire power to make war is given by our Constitution to Congress not to the President. The founders and the Constitution clearly valued the importance of putting the war powers in the hands of the Congress...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Cindy Sheehan; Thaddeus Russell; A Renegade History of the United States; Dennis Kucinich; Libya; Constitution; Kevin Bales; Free the Slaves; chemical pollution; male sexuality; climate change; Schwarzenegger; Gretchen Weber
Downloads: 45
[audio]The Parties Versus The People - sgl
Mickey Edwards, a former Congressman from Oklahoma, explains that the U.S.' political parties have obtained too much power. He says that the parties have disenfranchised voters and hurt the legislative process by promoting partisanship and discouraging debate. Source: The Parties Versus the People Political Prejudice How politically rational are you? What are your views on global warming, nanotechnology or the value of IQ tests and are they based on scientific evidence or cognitive bias? Michael...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Mickey Edwards; Oklahoma; Political Prejudice; Michael Blastland; Jonathan Haidt; Dan Kahan
Downloads: 70
[audio]Rage and rebellion across the Islamic world - sgl
I must confess that I have my own views of the Muslim world. Like most countries they want self-determination. That is the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own allegiances and government. Self-determination is an idea that can't killed with bombs or bullets or autocratic leaders. Robin Wright talks with Charlie Rose about the Islamic world Source: Robin Wright SubordiNations Al McCoy talks about how empires are maintained, why the U.S...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Muslim; Islamic; Robin Wright; Charlie Rose; Al McCoy; SubordiNations; University of Wisconson–Madison; Policing America's Empire; c-span; Tomcast
Downloads: 141
[audio]The U.S. Empire vs. U.S. Republic - sgl
David Unger comments on the growth and persistence of U.S. national security agencies and services since World War II. David Unger explains that every president since World War II has failed to curb the national security state's expansion, even though it has cost trillions of dollars and has not made us safer. David Unger is a member New York Times, Editorial Board. Source: The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American ...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; David Unger; U.S. national security agencies; Lies My Teacher Told Me; James Loewen; Christopher Columbus; history
Downloads: 75
[audio]U.S. Government Threats to Civil Liberties - sgl
If you missed these events then you can hear it now. This panel consist of three lawyers - a libertarian, a liberal, and a conservative. The three panelists, Jacob G. Hornberger, Glenn Greenwald, Bruce Fein, and along with moderator Jack Hunter, explain that the U.S. government's military empire and interventionist foreign policies constitute a dire threat to the civil liberties of all Americans. Music is by Erik Satie on piano...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; libertarian; liberal; conservative; lawyers; Jacob G. Hornberger; Glenn Greenwald; Bruce Fein; Jack Hunter; U.S. government; military empire; civil liberties
Downloads: 84
[audio]The Russian Heat Storm - sgl
Record heat, drought & fires swept Russia. Ecoshock Radio speaks with Greenpeace Moscow, and author Dmitry Orlov sort out events & meaning. Plus Lester Brown speaks on grain loss. This is from Ecoshock Radio Sept. 3, 2010. Source: http://www.ecoshock.info/2010_09_01_archive.html Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter from October 21, 2010 Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the U.N...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Dmitry Orlov; Ecoshock Radio; Lester Brown; Gareth Porter; Israel; Bruce Gellerman; Amory Lovins; Amy Goodman; Climate Change
Downloads: 67
[audio]U.S. Torture and Consequences? - sgl
From Bill Moyer's Journal of May 1st, 2009, US Torture and Consequences? Bill Moyers sits down with Bruce Fein, former deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan and chairman of the American Freedom Agenda, and Mark Danner, who has been reporting on the US treatment and interrogation of detainees for the New York Review of Books. Also on the program, the Journal profiles Steve Meacham, a Massachusetts community organizer fighting to keep working people in their homes...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Bill Moyers; Bruce Fein; Mark Danner; torture; Steve Meacham; Scott Horton; Juan Cole; Iraq; anti-Islam; 2009
Downloads: 10
[audio]Hot, Wet and Uncertain - sgl
What do scientists predict the Earth will be like in a few decades? Computer models suggest deterioration of agricultural land, crumbling bridges and flooded roads, and population shifts away from low-lying cities such as Miami and Amsterdam. How fast will Arctic ice melt? What does that mean for the rest of the world? What are governments and businesses doing in the Bay Area and elsewhere to prepare for new water patterns that paradoxically may bring too much water at times in some areas and dr...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Arctic; Climate Change; David Suzuki; Miami; Amsterdam; Earth; environmental crisis
Downloads: 64
[audio]Climate Warriors - sgl
Michael Mann warns that "we can't allow science to be killed. We can't allow the scientific agenda to be set by those that have vested interests to not have the truth be unveiled." Over the past decade climate science has become increasingly political.  Climate scientists who have taken on public roles cope with personal threats, hacking attacks and assaults on their professional integrity. "We are not in this because we value people's opinions of us...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Michael Mann; climate science; politics; Katharine Hayhoe; Bill Anderegg; Greg Dalton; Barbara Jordan; economics; Climate One; 1976 Democractic Convention
Downloads: 119
[audio]Everything You Wanted To Know About Drone Warfare But Were Afraid To Ask! - sgl
They begin by discussing what are drones and the history of their use. Avery Plaw defends their use.  David Cole criticizes the Obama administration for using them.  Gregory Johnsen claims that drone casualties were driving Yemeni people towards al-Qaeda.  Vickie Langohr moderates. Gregory Johnsen is a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen and a PhD candidate at Princeton University. Gregory is a frequent guest on NPR, he has contributed essays to the New York Times...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; drones; warfare; Gregory Johnsen; Vickie Langohr; Avery Plaw; David D. Cole; Yemen; al-Qaeda; Obama
Downloads: 84
[audio]The Creativity & Courage Of Nonviolence - sgl
Congressman John Lewis talks about the civil rights movement and the part he played in it. John also explains to Krista Tippett about how to apply nonviolence today.Source: On Being with Krista Tippett: John Lewis — The Art & Discipline Of NonviolenceLloyd Sederer talks with Tavis Smiley about the mental health crisis in the U.S.  Dr. Lloyd Sederer is medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, the largest state mental health system in the United States...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Gerald Ford; Martin Luther King; Ronald Reagan; Rush Limbaugh; Lloyd Sederer; Tavis Similey; John Lewis; Krista Tippett; Nonviolence; Mental Health
Downloads: 66
[audio]Race Baiting and Eric Deggans - sgl
Eric Deggans is a TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times and argues that the media has fractured into ever-smaller divisions populated by pundits who play upon the fears and prejudices of their viewers to garner larger audiences.   Mr. Deggans proposes that the pursuit of higher ratings and greater website page views erodes political dialogue. Mr. Deggans makes a smartly presented call for more civil discourse. Source: BookTV: Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a ...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Eric Deggans; Race Baiting; media critic
Downloads: 53
[audio]Should universal health coverage be the U.S. Federal Government's responsibility? - sgl
For: Art KellermannProfessor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Health Policy at Emory UniversityArt works at the ER of Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta’s only public hospital and Level I trauma center.  Art is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies and co-chaired the IOM’s Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, which issued six comprehensive reports on this topic between 2001 and 2004.For: Paul KrugmanProfessor of Economics & International Af...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Lyndon B. Johnson; Richard Nixon; universal health coverage; Art Kellermann; Paul Krugman; John Donvan; John Stossel; Sally C. Pipes; Michael F. Cannon; Michael Rachlis
Downloads: 49
[audio]Can The U.S. Stop Being The Global Cop? - sgl
Update on the Impact of the BP Oil SpillMore than 1,000 scientists and government officials met in New Orleans to share research on the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. Steve Curwood talks to Mark Schleifstein, a reporter for the Times Picayune, about what scientists have learned.Source: Living On Earth: Research Update on the Impact of BP Oil SpillThe Global CopFor more than a half century, the United States has been the world’s big, globe-straddling superpower...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; BP Oil Spill; Gulf of Mexico; New Orleans; Steve Curwood; Mark Schleifstein; Times Picayune; foreign policy; Barry Posen; William C. Wohlforth; Tom Ashbrook; Hospital Bills; Steve Brill; health care; Time Magazine
Downloads: 119
[audio]The Global Meltdown and The Big Picture - sgl
“I have news for everybody, no, there is never going to be one agreement that solves climate [change]” says Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In a conversation with Greg Dalton, Figueres discusses the challenges facing international climate change negotiations. But there is hope, she says, “we are moving towards a tipping point, a technological and economical tipping point...that will allow us to move into a completely di...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Christiana Figueres; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Costa Rica; Hero for the Planet Award; Sustainable Development of the Americas; Renewable Energy in the Americas; José Figueres Ferrer; 1948 Revolution; Karen Olsen Beck; José Figueres Olsen; Clean Development Mechanism
Downloads: 97
[audio]Progress & Climate Change - sgl
Ronald Wright speaks of urgency to deal with climate change. He also talks about civilizations' exploitation of nature, leading to collapse.  He mentions how addiction to social media eliminates reflection time in societies demanding instant gratification.  Ronald Wright is the author of A Short History of Progress.Source: 'Progress' & Climate ChangeDemocracy in IcelandIn the spring of 2011, voters in Iceland had to decide whether to pay off the IOUs bankers had given before the financial cri...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Climate Change; civilization; social media; Iceland; Democracy; Ronald Wright; financial crisis; banks; referendum; Britain; Netherlands; Dutch
Downloads: 126
[audio]How The Wealthy Buy Politicians - sgl
Jack Abramoff is a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty in 2006 to charges of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribe public officials. Abramoff also worked as businessman, movie producer and writer. Abramoff's lobbying and the scandals and investigation are featured in a documentary movie "Casino Jack and the United States of Money" and a political satire movie titled "Casino Jack". Lawrence Lessig is a law professor at Harvard...
Keywords: Great Speeches and Interviews; Lawrence Lessig; Jack Abramoff; lobbyist; Casino Jack and the United States of Money; Casino Jack; copyright laws; institutional corruption
Downloads: 74
[image]How Bush and Cheney Attacked The Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution - And What We Can Do About It - sgl
Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman argues that former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney broke several laws and international treaties during their tenure in office and should be held accountable. She contends that the Bush administration lied to the American public in the lead-up to the war in Iraq and permitted torturous practices in opposition to international agreements. Source: Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked The Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; George W. Bush; Dick Cheney; Rule of Law; Elizabeth Holtzman; Chris Hedges; Barrack Obama; National Defense Authorization Act
Downloads: 43
[audio]Climate Leaders talk with Tom Ashbrook - sgl
Climate leaders explain their views on the Keystone pipeline and divestment from fossil fuels with Tom Ashbrook.Dorian Williams is an anthropology major at Brandeis University. Dorian is also a member of the Divest for Our Future campaign at Brandeis University. Dorian has been arrested twice in Washington with PowerShift 2011 and once at Keystone demonstrations.Maura Cowley is the executive director of the Energy Action Coalition, which brings together 50 youth groups advocating for clean energ...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Climate; Dorian Williams; Tom Ashbrook; Maura Cowley; Emily Williams; Keystone pipeline; divestment; fossil fuels; clean energy; California Student Sustainability Coalition; Energy Action Coalition; Divest for Our Future
Downloads: 55
[audio]Overwhelmed By Virtual Realities - sgl
Douglas Rushkoff argues that we are being overwhelmed by technological advances.  He looks at how our society is reacting to this new media world.People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, compile knowledge, and connect with anyone, at anytime. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed.Well, the future’s arrived...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Present Shock; Douglas Rushkoff; technology; media
Downloads: 103
[audio]Reinventing The US - sgl
Michael Lind explains how the U.S. has reinvented itself economically and politically a number of times as a result of new technologies. Michael sees a pattern of each new technology overwhelming the political and regulatory system with the U.S. government lagging a generation or two behind the technologically-induced economic changes. Michael contends that change requires a crisis or a war or both to overthrow the old regime and usher in the new...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Michael Lind; economy; politics; technology; Terrence McNally; British Columbia; Tar Sands Pipeline; Steve Curwood; Danielle Droitsch; John Kennedy
Downloads: 97
[audio]Cultural Conflicts - sgl
Nancy L. Cohen, Eric Deggans, Erin Aubrey Kaplan and Karen Elise Sternheimer talked about contemporary cultural issues and responded to questions from the audience. Erin Aubry Kaplan moderates. Nancy L. Cohen is an author, historian, and political commentator who is recognized as a leading national expert on women and American politics.  She authored Delirium: How the Sexual Counterrevolution is Polarizing America...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; culture; Nancy L. Cohen; American politics; Media; Eric Deggans; Erin Aubrey Kaplan; Karen Elise Sternheimer; Sociology
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[audio]Dangerous Health Care - sgl
Surgeon Marty Makary talks about the dangers of a stay in the hospital. He explains that patients are endangered by errors, over-treatment and a closed-door culture that protects medical practitioners first. He is interviewed by Richard Davis, President of Washington, D.C.'s Sibley Hospital.Source: BookTV: After Words: Marty Makary, "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care," hosted by Richard Davis, Sibley Memorial Hospital PresidentDr...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Hospitals; Health Care; Marty Makary; Richard Davis; Sonja Lyubomirsky; Thom Hartmann; myths of happiness
Downloads: 73
[image]How Climate Change Impacts the Economy and Health - sgl
Speakers talk about the likely effects of climate change on the world economy, environment, and health. They discuss possible scientific and governmental solutions. Dan Ferber, Author Suzanne Jones, Co-Chairman Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance Merle Lefkoff, President Ars Publica Douglas Ray, Associate Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Larry Schweiger, President National Wildlife Federation Source: Climate Change, The Economy, and Health Music includes John McCutcheon - Duct T...
Keywords: Great Speeches And Interviews; Climate Change; world economy; health; environment; Suzanne Jones; Merle Lefkoff; Douglas Ray; Larry Schweiger
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